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BlackBerry CEO John Chen calls iPhone users 'wall huggers'

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 23:34

The logic behind Chen's humor is apparently the inability of iPhones to hold battery power for long, leaving iPhone users to search for walls with power outlets.

Windows Phone surpasses BlackBerry as 3rd largest smartphone platform in US

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 18:58

With Apple and Samsung dominating the first two spots respectively, Windows Phone manufacturer, Microsoft, has struggled to convince the American users to adopt its platform.

BlackBerry to go 'back to basics' with hardware keyboards in future phones

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 11:32

The full-fledged keyboard made BlackBerry a success, but after focusing on software keyboards which failed to make a hit with customers, Chen said that the company's next phones would mostly feature the good old hardware keyboards.

'Interim' BlackBerry CEO to continue heading company till turnaround

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 12:05

According to The Verge, BlackBerry had hired Chen after he successfully turned around Sybase from the brink of disaster in the early 2000s.

BlackBerry hires new head for devices business

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 10:30

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd has hired a former Sony Ericsson executive to head its loss-making devices business, a job needing a heavy dose of salesmanship to win back companies and consumers lured away by larger rivals.

BlackBerry’s CEO hires two more of his former colleagues

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 08:07

BlackBerry Ltd said on Wednesday it hired two more senior executives who previously worked with its new chief executive officer, bolstering a newly assembled team charged with putting the stumbling smartphone maker back in stride.

BlackBerry names former SAP executive to head key business segment

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 07:09

BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday that John Sims will join the company as head of its global enterprise services business, a key segment that is likely to be at the core of the smartphone maker`s turnaround plan.

BlackBerry says making headway with corporate, gov't clients

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 09:25

BlackBerry is counting heavily on the service as it charts a new course under the leadership of recently appointed interim Chief Executive John Chen.

BlackBerry sales drop to nearly zero in US, China

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 21:58

BlackBerry sales have reportedly dropped to nearly zero in countries like the United States, China, Spain and Japan, with UK remaining its best-selling area.

BlackBerry rolls out 'Twitter-like' BBM Channels messaging service

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 17:15

BlackBerry has rolled out its own social network, called BBM Channels, similar to a Twitter-like service that'll allow companies and celebrities to directly engage with fans.

BlackBerry completes $1 bn investment through debentures

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 22:41

Smartphone maker BlackBerry said it has concluded the private placement of debentures worth USD 1 billion with Prem Watsa-led Fairfax Financial Holdings and other institutional investors.

Blackberry CEO John Chen promises they're here for 'long haul'

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 22:30

New BlackBerry executive chair and interim CEO John Chen has said the company is trying working hard to rebuild itself.